Occupational Health Issues for Residents:
‘We are here to serve you, so you may serve others’
I. Blood Exposures: If you should have a blood exposure:
Stop what you are doing and,
If a skin puncture has occurred, wash the area with soap and water.
If a splash to skin or mucous membranes has occurred, rinse the area thoroughly.
Report the exposure immediately.
If occurs Monday – Friday 7:00 – 4:00 contact Occupational Health about the exposure at 847-4386 or 847-7609
If occurs any other time, contact the Patient Care Coordinator at 847-4470 or have them paged by calling the switchboard at 847-4100
Complete the blue Employee Event Report to include the source patient information / location.
Occupational Health or the Patient Care Coordinator will make arrangements to have the source patient tested. A rapid HIV test will be done. You should have the results within an hour.
If the source patient is HIV positive:
Monday – Friday 7:00 – 4:00: The Occupational Health Nurse will collaborate with the Infectious Disease Medical Director to provide preventive care.
After hours and weekends: Report to the Emergency Department immediately.
If the source patient is HIV negative;
It is important that you follow up with Occupational Health to have further assessment and counseling.
II. Work Related Injuries:
If medical emergency – go to the Emergency Department.
For all other injuries other than blood exposure, notify your supervisor and complete a blue Employee Event report and follow up with Occupational Health. If injury occurs when Occupational Health is closed, please put completed event report in the Occupational Health drop box outside of the cafeteria in the main hallway.
III. Annual Health Screens:
It is required that all PCMH employees have an annual health screen. Immunity status, tuberculosis surveillance and protections in addition to wellness screening opportunities are provided at that time.
Absences from Work Due to Illness
March 17, 2009